September 8, 2015 – Toronto, Ontario:
Royal Road Minerals Limited (TSXV:RYR) (“Royal Road Minerals” or the “Company”), a gold and copper focused mineral exploration and development company, is pleased to announce that Rebecca Hudson, CPA, CA has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, which will take effect on September 8, 2015. In this role as Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Hudson will succeed Sol Thacker who has resigned from this position and also as a director of the Company.
Ms. Hudson is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) (2000) and an experienced Chief Financial Officer in the mineral exploration sector with over 17 years of experience in finance, accounting and reporting roles at various levels of senior management. In addition to her role with the Company, she will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer of Wabi Exploration Inc., Hornby Bay Mineral Exploration Ltd. and Claim Post Resources Inc., positions she has held since May 2011, October 2010 and January 2011, respectively. Previously, Ms. Hudson has held a number of other senior finance positions and, since 2007, Ms. Hudson has served as CFO and consulted for a number of both privately-held and publicly-listed junior resource companies with projects in North and South America. Ms. Hudson got her start in the mining industry as a Manager of International Exploration Accounting with Falconbridge, and later as Manager of Financial Reporting at Xstrata. She has also worked as an auditor at Grant Thornton LLP in Toronto and at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the Dominican Republic. Ms. Hudson is fluent in English and Spanish, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Masters of Accounting from the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Tim Coughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated “I am very pleased to welcome Rebecca to the Royal Road Minerals team and look forward to working with her as we take the Company through its next phase of development. Rebecca’s successful track record of overseeing the finance function for a number of companies in the mining industry is expected to be a great asset and her fluency in Spanish will assist the Company as it pursues exciting new opportunities in Colombia. Dr. Coughlin also stated, “Sol has been a great asset to the Company, he was fundamental in coordinating financial aspects of the Turkish operations and our joint ventures there. I would like to thank him for his service and contributions to the Company and wish him well in his future endeavours.”
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